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El Sardinero Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
El Sardinero Beach which includes general coastal views, a coastal town and a sandy beach

Explore the casino, international restaurants and many quaint cafés that adorn the charming promenade that overlooks this picturesque sandy haven.

El Sardinero Beach is one of the most popular and lively strands in Santander. Surrounded by scenic verdant gardens and jagged bluffs, the beach offers stunning views in all directions. Take your whole family for a swim in the calm and shallow waters of the Bay of Biscay.

Embark on a pleasant stroll along the pedestrian boulevard that follows the back of the stretch of golden sand for its entire length. Join the joggers and skaters on this wide promenade. Notice the intricate patterns of the tiles that make up the sidewalk.

Lay down a towel or blanket and enjoy a picnic, while listening to the soothing sound of the calm waves lapping against the sand. Clamber over the rocks of the promontories that flank both sides of the beach. Many locals like to sunbathe on the hard surface of these rocks.

Go swimming in the water to cool down or read a book in the shade of the cliffs and trees that shelter you from the scorching afternoon sun. Relax with snacks and drinks at one of the cafés and restaurants behind this active bay.

Stay at one of the many hotels overlooking the beach. Discover the tree-laden Parque de Mataleñas at the northern end of the strand and stroll along the winding paths of the Parque de Mesones and the Jardines de Piquio farther south.

El Sardinero Beach is between the Magdalena Peninsula and the Cabo Menor headland on the eastern flank of the city. Drive northeast from the old quarter and harbor area for 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) to get here in about 10 minutes. Leave your car in the large parking lot at the back of the beach. See nearby sights, such as the Gran Casino del Sardinero, the Campo Municipal de Golf Mataleñas and the Palacio de la Magdalena.

Top Hotels Close to El Sardinero Beach

Hotel Silken Rio Santander
Hotel Silken Rio Santander
4 out of 5
Avenida Reina Victoria, 153, Santander, Cantabria
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥17,542 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Santander, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Gran Casino del Sardinero and Palacio de la Magdalena. Santander Ferry ...
4/5Very Good! (284 reviews)
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"Hice una reserva en el hotel Silken Rio por haber una mayor disponibilidad de aparcamiento, pero como estaba cerrado, una chica muy amable me preguntó si me importaba cambiarme al Silken Coliseum, pregunté que cómo estaba el Parking por el centro, y me dijeron que no me preocupara que podía meterlo ..."

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2021

Hotel Silken Rio Santander
Gran Hotel Sardinero
Gran Hotel Sardinero
4 out of 5
Plaza de Italia 1, Santander
The price is ¥17,633 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Nestled on the beach, this Santander hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Primera El Sardinero Beach and Palacio de la Magdalena. Bay of Biscay is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (232 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, right in front of the Sardinero beach in Santander. The room was large, clean, looking new or recently renovated. Parking is available on the hotel itself, also spacious (no risk of scratching your car at all). Good cafe for breakfast (better to avoid the "breakfast included" option ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Gran Hotel Sardinero
Eurostars Hotel Real
Eurostars Hotel Real
5 out of 5
Paseo Perez Galdos 28, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥28,302 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Los Peligros Beach and Palacio de la Magdalena. Santander Ferry Terminal is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) ...
4.4/5Excellent! (327 reviews)
"This is a beautiful hotel, well maintained with very friendly and welcoming staff. The breakfast is delicious too! Room was spacious and had a gorgeous view."

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Eurostars Hotel Real
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Best Lodging Options Near El Sardinero Beach

Hotel Art Santander
Hotel Art Santander
4.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥14,151 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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Hotel Silken Rio Santander
Hotel Silken Rio Santander
4 out of 5
Avenida Reina Victoria, 153, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥17,542 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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Gran Hotel Sardinero
Gran Hotel Sardinero
4 out of 5
Plaza de Italia 1, Santander
The price is ¥17,633 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
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Eurostars Hotel Real
Eurostars Hotel Real
5 out of 5
Paseo Perez Galdos 28, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥28,302 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
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Hotel Bahia
Hotel Bahia
4 out of 5
C/ Cádiz, 22, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥15,212 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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Hotel Santemar
Hotel Santemar
4 out of 5
C/ Joaquin Costa, 28, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥17,688 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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Hotel Chiqui
Hotel Chiqui
3 out of 5
Avda. Manuel García Lago 9, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥25,207 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 30
Hotel Chiqui
Hotel Hoyuela
Hotel Hoyuela
4 out of 5
DE LOS HOTELES,7, Santander
The price is ¥16,449 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Hotel Hoyuela
Hotel Boutique Las Brisas
Hotel Boutique Las Brisas
1 out of 5
Calle La Brana, 14, (El Sardinero), Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥15,266 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Hotel Boutique Las Brisas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.